Evidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Health and Function
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  • 1. New Directions for UnderstandingWhiplash- Have We Been Driving in the Wrong Lane? &Evidence-Based Solutions for ImprovingCervical Spine Health and FunctionSponsored by:www.ric.org/education Feb 28 & March1, 2013 March 2-3, 2013 Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 345 East Superior Street Chicago, IL 60611Department of PhysicalMedicine & Rehabilitation
  • 2. New Directions for Understanding Whiplash- Have We Been Driving in the WrongLane?Evidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Health and FunctionTHE BEST REHABILITATION HOSPITAL…MEANS THE BEST REHABILITATION EDUCATION.The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is ranked the “Best Rehabilitation Hospital inAmerica,” in part because it fully integrates research, clinical care, and education through theContinuing Education (CE) programs offered by the RIC Academy.The RIC Academy CE programs help you keep abreast of changes in your field. The curriculumis grounded in evidence-based practice when appropriate as well as based on the collectiveclinical experience of our staff. RIC Academy courses are taught by interdisciplinary teams ofrecognized specialists from RIC and visiting experts from across the country and around theworld.One of the top Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences programs in thecountry known for its superb professional and post-professional education andfederally funded research programs...Ranked among the top 10 U.S. physical therapy schools by U.S. News & World since itsinception and the number 2 PT department in the US in NIH research funding, NU-PTHMS hasgarnered a global reputation for: Excellence in training the next generation of leaders in physical therapy practice and research through our professional and post-professional education programs. Training new researchers in the field of movement and rehabilitation sciences (MRS). Development and implementation of technology-supported therapeutic interventions. Advances in rehabilitation science including the quantification of movement disorders and clinical outcomes.COURSE DESCRIPTION New Directions for Understanding Whiplash- Have We BeenDriving in the Wrong Lane?It is necessary to gain an insight into the mechanisms underlying the pain, physical andpsychological impairments for the differential diagnosis and appropriate management of apatient’s neck pain and disability following whiplash injury. This course will present theresearch findings from the Neuromuscular Imaging Research Laboratory at NorthwesternUniversity, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences and the newdirections that are emanating from recent and ongoing basic science and clinical research efforts.This research is looking into the assessment, accurate sub-group classification and managementof patients with neck pain; key areas being the mechanistic basis for pain, physical andpsychological impairment in the musculoskeletal system in cases of traumatic whiplash. Severalmeasurements have been developed towards quantifying/classifying impairments in the pain,
  • 3. sensory-motor, postural control and sympathetic nervous systems as well as psychosocialfeatures of neck-related disorders. The course will also explore innovative management optionsfor mediating the expression of pain in both whiplash and other common neuromusculoskeletalconditions.COURSE DESCRIPTION Evidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Healthand FunctionThis two day course will provide participants with the latest multidisciplinary research intocervical spine disorders emanating from a distinguished international panel of basic science andclinician researchers. The emphasis in this course is placed on the application of translationalresearch to leading edge clinical practice. The format will consist of lectures, panel discussionsand question and answer. Specific topics include subgrouping patients with neck pain,measuring the experience of pain, and psychosocial factors, exercise prescription and medicalmanagement in neck pain.WHO SHOULD ATTENDPhysical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Physiatrists, Orthopedic/NeurologicalSurgeons, Family Practice/Internists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants,Residents, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers,Nurses, Chiropractors, and individuals treating or researching cervical spine pain.COURSE OBJECTIVESUpon completion of the New Directions for Understanding Whiplash course, participants will beable to:Provide an overview of soft tissue injury associated with whiplash-associated disorderCharacterize the primary prognostic and diagnostic factors related to Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD)Identify the primary clinical and radiographic findings that determine best management decisions for WADIntegrate current best evidence into effective assessment, sub-group classification and management of the patient with acute and chronic WAD as well as other frequently encountered neuromusculoskeletal conditions.Upon completion of the Evidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Health andFunction course, participants will be able to:Discuss the relevant biomechanics of the cervical spine in injury prevention and mechanisms underlying the genesis and maintenance of pain.Review risk factors that could influence the maintenance and recurrence of neck pain.Devise an informed assessment, characterization and subsequent management strategy for the patient with neck pain.Integrate the influence of health care services and the economic impact of multidisciplinary
  • 4. services for the patient with neck pain.Discuss the influence of subgrouping in the patient with cervical spine and upper limb pathology.Review patient education and counseling schemas for the patient with neck spine pain.COURSE CHAIRSEllen Casey, MDAssistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, FeinbergSchool of Medicine. Co-Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program and attendingphysician at the Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Center at the Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoJulius P.A. Dewald PT, PhDProfessor and Chair, Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences; Professor BiomedicalEngineering; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Feinberg School of Medicine,. NorthwesternUniversityJames Elliott, PT, PhDSenior Research Fellow in the School of Health and Réhabilitation Sciences UQ and a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences;Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.Melissa C Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip.MDTPhysical therapist, Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Center; External program manager,Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoGUEST FACULTYLinda Carroll, PhDProfessor of epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health,University of Alberta; Associated Research Scientist, Alberta Centre for Injury Control andResearch, University of Alberta; Adjunct Professor, Canadian Memorial College of Chiropractic.Toronto, Ontario; and Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Toronto, Ontario.John Childs, PT, PhDDirector of Musculoskeletal Research, 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS;Associate Professor, U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, SanAntonio, TX; Founder/Partner, Evidence in Motion and Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, SanAntonio, TXGwendolen Jull PT, PhD, FACPProfessor of Physiotherapy, NHMRC CCRE Spinal Pain, Injury and Health, School of Healthand Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia.Samuel A. McLean MD, MPH
  • 5. Research Vice Chair in the Department of Anesthesiology and attending physician in theDepartment of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Helen Owens PT, DPTFounder and owner of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services, LLCGuest lecturer Physical Therapy Program, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceDaniel Pinto, PT, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences; FeinbergSchool of Medicine, Northwestern UniversityJosh Rittenberg, MDAttending Physician, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kaiser PermanenteEast Bay Medical Center, Oakland, CA. Senior faculty member with the International SpineIntervention Society (ISIS) and vice chair of the ISIS Education Committee.Ashley Smith, PT, PhD(c)Clinical Specialist - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Calgary, Canada); PhD (candidate):University of Queensland, Brisbane, AustraliaDavid Walton PT, PhDAssistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Western University Canada; Associate Scientist,Lawson Health Research Institute, London Ontario; Chair, Canadian Physiotherapy AssociationPain Science DivisionBeth Winkelstein, PhDProfessor, Department of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences andProfessor, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University ofPennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.FACULTY FROM THE REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERNUNIVERSITYR. Norman Harden, MDDirector of the Center for Pain Studies, founder Chronic Pain Care Center at the RehabilitationInstitute of Chicago; Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NorthwesternUniversity. Past president of the Midwest Pain Society.Wellington Hsu, MDAssistant Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery; Dept of Neurological Surgery, NorthwesternUniversity, Feinberg School of Medicine; Spine Fellowship Director; Director of the ProfessionalAthletes Spine Initiative, which compiles data on athletes who undergo treatment for spinalconditions. Director of the Laboratory for Regenerative Technologies.Annie O’Connor, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT
  • 6. Corporate Director Musculoskeletal Practice, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.Joel M. Press, MDDirector and Founder, Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Center, Rehabilitation Institute ofChicago; Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NorthwesternUniversity, Feinberg School of MedicineNew Directions for Understanding Whiplash- Have We Been Driving in the WrongLane?Course facilitated by James Elliott, PT, PhDTHURSDAY, February 28, 20139:00 am Registration 645 North Michigan Avenue Suite 700 Chicago, Illinois 60611 Northwestern University Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences9:30 Lecture- Update on What is Whiplash?10:30 Physiology of pain Julius P.A. Dewald PT, PhD12:00 Updates on muscular/physical/psychological impairments. Identification of patients likely to recover and those likely to transition from acute to chronic symptoms.1:00 Lunch2:00 Pathoanatomy and Pathophysiology of whiplash Updates on Motor control deficits in the cervical spine.3:00 Break3:15 Concepts in Cervical Motor Assessment5:00pm AdjournNew Directions for Understanding Whiplash- Have We Been Driving in the WrongLane?FRIDAY, March 1, 20137:30 am Northwestern University Physical Therapy and Human Movement 645 North Michigan Avenue Suite 700 Chicago, Illinois 606118:00 Lecture/ Practical Session Assessment & retraining of motor control, postural control including kinesthetic defiticits, balance and eye movement control Case presentations and outcomes
  • 7. 10:15 Break10:30 Continued12:00pm Lunch (on your own)1:00 Axioscapular and Sensorimotor Assessment2:15 Break2:30 Innovative strategies in managing pain Julius P.A. Dewald PT, PhD3:45 Bringing it all together, case studies and the use of functional outcome measures5:15pm AdjournEvidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Health and FunctionSaturday, March 2, 20137:30AM Continental Breakfast Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center Hughes Auditorium, Lurie 1-129 303 E. Superior Street Chicago, IL 606118:00 Keynote: How does the evidence inform exercise prescription to improve cervical spine health and function? Gwendolen Jull, PT, PhD, FACP9:00 Chronic Whiplash Symptoms: Can we reverse the ‘irreversible?’ Ashley Smith PT, PhD(c), FCAMPT, cGIMS9:45 Break10:00 Subgrouping Patients With Neck Pain: A Research Update John Childs, PT, PhD10:45 The value of rehabilitation for neck pain: Is the jui¢e worth the squeeze? Daniel Pinto, PT, PhD11:30 Panel Discussion: Jull, Smith, Childs, Pinto Moderator: James Elliott PT, PhD12:00 Lunch1:15 Recognizing craniomandiblar dysfunction in the cervical spine patient Helen Owens, PT, DPT
  • 8. 2:00 Measuring the experience of neck pain for prognosis and treatment decisions Dave Walton PT, PhD2:45 Break3:00 What about psychosocial factors in WAD recovery: what are their implications for intervention? Linda Carroll PhD3:45 From the organization to the clinician: putting evidence based medicine into practice Annie O’ Connor, PT, OCS, Cert MDT4:30 Panel: Owens, Walton, Carroll, O’Connor Moderator: Julius P.A. Dewald PT, PhD5:00 AdjournSunday, March 3, 20137:30 am Continental Breakfast Hughes Auditorium, Lurie 1-129 303 E. Superior Street8:00 The influence of stress response systems on the development of persistent neck pain after motor vehicle collision Sam McLean, MD, MPH8:45 From Protons to Progression of Exercise for the patient with neck pain – Can MRI applications translate to improved Health and Function? James Elliott, PT, PhD9:30 Break9:45 Neck Pain Mechanisms: Insights for Prevention & Treatment Beth Winkelstein, PhD10:30 Headache. Who will benefit from improved cervical spine health and function? Gwendolen Jull, PT, PhD, FACP11:15 Panel Discussion: McLean, Elliott, Winkelstein, Jull Moderator: Ellen Casey, MD11:45 Break12:00 Cervical Spine Injections: Indications and Efficacy Joshua Rittenberg, MD12:30 Drug and non-drug interventions for cervical pain R. Norman Harden, MD
  • 9. 1:00 Surgical indications for degenerative cervical spine disorders Wellington Hsu, MD1:30 Panel Discussion: Rittenberg, Harden, Hsu Moderator: Joel Press, MD2:00 AdjournTUITIONTo qualify for group discount rates (you do not have to be from the same facility), studentsmust mail, fax, or enter online the group’s registrations together.Number of Students TuitionSingle $450 Whiplash  Cervical Symposium 2 to 4 $4255 or more $415Both Courses combined $795LOCATIONThe program will be held at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 East Superior Street,Chicago, Illinois. The conference site is wheelchair accessible. Accessible materials, signlanguage interpretation and personal assistance are available with at least 45-days advancenotice.HOUSINGRooms have been reserved at the Avenue Crowne Plaza Chicago Hotel, 160 East HuronStreet, Chicago, IllinoisThe Avenue Crowne Plaza Chicago Hotel is located 1½ blocks from RIC. Please contact theirreservations department from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at (312) 787-2900 and indicate that youare attending this course in order to receive the corporate rate of $109 for a Deluxe King(single or double occupancy), $129 for two queen beds in the room, plus 16.4% tax. The dailyrate for parking at the Avenue is $49.00/day. The cut-off date for room reservations is Tuesday,February 5, 2013.The room block could reach its maximum before the above cut-off dates. Rooms and ratesrevert to a space-available basis after the room block has reached its maximum or after thecut-off dateREFUND POLICYAll cancellations must be in writing. Refunds less a 20% administrative charge will be given
  • 10. until Thursday, February 21, 2013. RIC reserves the right to cancel or change any programsfor due cause. Cancellation of a program by RIC will result in a full refund of tuition. RIC isnot responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstance.IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATIONRegistrations will be taken in the order in which tuition checks or credit card information isreceived. We highly encourage you to register online as these are processed more quickly thanmailed or faxed registrations. Full tuition must accompany the registration form in order toconfirm a place in this course. Until you receive your confirmation letter, you are not officiallyregistered for the course. For online registrations you will receive email confirmation within oneweek of the date you registered. For registrations received by standard mail or fax, theconfirmation may take up to 3 weeks after we receive your registrations. If you do not receiveconfirmation within this time period, please call 312-238-6042.Do not make airline reservations that have cancellation penalties until we confirm yourregistration. However, you should make hotel reservations as soon as possible.One week prior to the course only internet registrations and faxed registrations thatinclude an email will be accepted. Please note that the course could reach its maximumenrollment before this time.CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITNew Directions for Understanding WhiplashAccreditation StatementThe Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the AccreditationCouncil for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education forphysicians.Credit Designation StatementThe Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for amaximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the creditcommensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.Evidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Health and FunctionAccreditation StatementThe Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the AccreditationCouncil for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education forphysicians.Credit Designation StatementThe Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for amaximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the creditcommensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 11. Physical TherapyNew Directions for Understanding Whiplash has been approved by the Illinois Physical TherapyBoard for 14.00 Contact Hours. Evidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Health andFunction has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 12.50 Contact Hours. Bothcombined courses have been approved for 26.50 Contact Hours Approval #216-000069Occupational TherapyThe Rehabilitation Institute of Chicagois an approved provider for theAmerican Occupational Therapy Association tooffer continuing education in occupational therapy. This advanced level program The NewDirections for Understanding Whiplash activity is being offered for 1.4 CEUs or 14.0 contact hours.The advanced level program Evidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Health andFunction activity is being offered for 1.275 CEUs or 12.75 contact hours. The assignment ofAOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinicalprocedures by AOTA.NursingThe Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Academy is an approved provider of continuingnursing education by the Illinois Nurses Association, an accredited approver by theAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.This CNE activity is being offered for 26.75 contact hour(s) for the 2, 2 day courses.The New Directions for Understanding Whiplash activity is being offered for 14.00 Contact Hours.The Evidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Health and Function activity is beingoffered for 12.75 Contact Hours.Athletic TrainersRehabilitation Institute of Chicago is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offercontinuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. 14.0 Contact hours for New Directionsand 12.75 CEUs for Evidence-Based Solutions will be awarded.
  • 12. REGISTRATION ONLINE at www.ric.org/educationor clip and return this form with paymentNew Directions for Understanding Whiplash- Have We Been Driving inthe Wrong Lane February 28 - March 1, 2013Evidence-Based Solutions for Improving Cervical Spine Health andFunction March 2-3,2013Group Discount PolicyTo qualify for group discount rates (you do not have to be from the same facility), students must mail,fax, or enter online the group’s registrations together. Group members cannot receive the discountedrate if the registrations are received separately. Single Registration Tuition: $450 Whiplash  Cervical Symposium  2 to 4 Tuition per registrant: $425 5 or more Tuition per registrant: $415 Whiplash &Cervical Symposium $795Make check payable to: REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGOMail to: RIC Academy 345 E. Superior Street, Suite 1641 Chicago, Illinois 60611Please TYPE or PRINT your name and professional initials (PT) as you would like them toappear on your continuing education certificate.Name First Name Last NameHome Phone ( ) Prof. InitialsHome AddressCity State ZipOrganization/FacilityWork AddressCity State ZipWork Phone ( ) Fax ( )PositionE-mail  Send me information about other CE Courses  Do not send me information(We encourage you to use email – it allows us to respond much faster to your registration. Thank You)Please note: registration will not be processed without full payment.
  • 13. Method of Payment:  Check enclosed  Credit CardCredit Card Users Must Complete the Following Information:1)  Personal Credit Card  Corporate Credit Card2)  MasterCard  VISACredit Card # ____-____-____-____Expiration Date _ _ /_ _Name on CardBilling AddressCity State ZipCardholder’s SignatureCredit card registrations may be faxed to: 312-238-4451. If you fax your registration, do notsend another registration by mail.For official use # CC MK201302 DA ROL DLRIC AcademyWesley M. & Suzanne S. DixonEducation and Training Center345 East Superior Street, Suite 1641Chicago, Illinois 60611An Academic Affiliate ofNorthwestern UniversityFeinberg School of Medicine